Tuesday, October 18, 2016

High Hopes

Mr. Trump, I haven't written in awhile.  I had such high hopes for awhile but now, I just don't know if you can pull this out.  All those accusations, in the Bill Cosby atmosphere, are so hard for women to put aside.  I think you have to address them directly tonight -- and not in some emotional, kinda crazy way.  Say something like this:

I know it's hard to hear all these accusations about me.  Please remember, I didn't live life like a politician.  I didn't aim for public perfection.  I'm just a regular guy -- like I said a couple weeks ago, I'm embarrassed by that tape from the Access Hollywood bus.  And I'm embarrassed by the  stuff I said on Howard's show.  And if Hillary's campaign works like they have been working all along, they probably have dug up and are saving something else that's going to embarrass me when they play it hundreds of time on your tv screen (all the while saying how worried they are about what the children are hearing -- while THEY play it over and over.)  We know what they care about -- winning.  And I understand that.  We want to win too.  But not so that we can get the power.  I have my power, you have your power.  The only power we want here is to work together to make America better.  And that's the truth.  All this other stuff is presented and worded and exaggerated so that you won't like me and you'll vote for her.  But you're smarter than that.  You've been here before.  I will work with all my energy and passion to make things better for us here.  I will promise to not embarrass you with anything -- I love my family like the current President loves his.  I'll model that in the White House.  I will find the very best people to advise our decisions and to approach our colleagues in the House and Senate so that together we can bring the best back to our economy and our people -- ALL our people.  I promise that women will have more of a role in my administration than ever before.  I know that we need a woman leading in the White House -- but we haven't found the right one yet -- she's not on this stage.  So I'll find the right ones to lead with me. I'll nominate supreme court justices who will hold up the constitution -- you've seen my list.  Elect me please -- turn this thing around.  I want your vote and I promise I'm worthy now and I'll remain worthy to lead.  Thank you.

Win this, Mr. Trump.
We need you.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Your Polls

You're up in the polls this week.  I'm even thinking that you may pull this off.  Like so many citizens I'm tired of all the professional politicians and how unreliable so many are.  Not all of them of course, but so many.  So when you say any old thing that's in your mind, I'm amazed and worried for you, but I can accept it as long as you will also say when you want to modify what you said.

We're a forgiving lot, as you know.  Just ask and we forgive.  And we'd rather have your honesty than a canned, a rehearsed, a plastic president.  (Honestly, I'd rather have a woman -- it's time.  But I'm fussy about things like abortion, so I'll wait for the right candidate.)

The late night guys are just relentlessly making fun of you.  I don't know how you can take it.  It makes me mad that so many of them are simply unable to stop being mean.  I've decided to stop watching because it's really offensive.  Anyone who is willing to subject themselves and their family to the ridicule that comes with entering politics is to be admired, not matter what side of the thought process they're on.  These guys don't know when to quit; they don't know when making us laugh doesn't happen with meanness. 

So stay with it.  We're for you and we admire you, thanks for trying to do what you can.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hey man, this week was better!

I can’t tell you how pleased I was when you said in your speeches there were things you said that you regretted.  Now, let’s talk about that commercial Hillary’s been running against you.

First, it’s caused me to respect her less.  I know it’s probably a PAC that’s running it, but she hasn’t told them to stop.  Second, I’m so extremely disappointed in the national press for not even mentioning how hypocritical it is to run something over and over while claiming that what you are running is damaging to children.  Um, Hillary should know that it’s her who is playing your mistakes enough times for all children in America to be aware of the wrong way to talk about people.  You only said them once — she’s pounding them into the kids’ minds.  Extremely bad form.

But back to you.  What you said/did is wrong and this commercial is damaging.  It’s her most effectively damaging slam at you in my opinion.  So why not make a commercial to reply and to reiterate for America that you regret some of things you’ve said.  Use it as a teaching tool for parents to show their kids. 

Stand up there and say, “This is something I want to say to parents and to the kids I know they want to teach the right thing to do.  Because I’m a parent and I’ve had to teach my kids the right thing to do when you make a mistake.  So get them here in front of the TV and use me as an example.  The democrats have been playing three things I said over and over for you in recent weeks in a political commercial that talks about children watching.  I want the children to see this too.  I’ve said some things I shouldn’t have said.  I’m sorry that I said them.  We should never make fun of anybody, we should never use bad words, and we should respect everyone when we talk about them.  We shouldn’t say anything mean because in this country we care about everybody.  Even when we’re upset — it’s the wrong thing to do and I wish I could take back the wrong things I’ve said.  But when we can’t take those things back we have to stand up and say we’re sorry.  Everybody makes mistakes and I’m sorry for the ones these people are playing for you over and over in their commercial.  I wish that you kids never saw me do and say those things.  But since you have, please know that I’m sorry.  Don’t you make mistakes like that.  Be the good kids that you are.  Thanks for listening.”

Go ahead, Mr. Trump.  Give us the apology we want our kids to see.

Thanks for listening.  I’ll be back soon.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

We Need To Talk

Let me introduce myself.  I'm a Republican woman.  I have a Master's Degree like you.  I live in Florida, and yes, I'm lucky enough to be retired.  My husband is still employed and we're in our mid-sixties.  In other words, I'm part of the demographic that your team is probably worried about losing in the November election.

But most importantly to you, I believe, is that I kind of like you.  I voted for Marco in the primaries and I was surprised that you won so many votes.  But I've examined your publicity, I've read the magazines and newspapers and I watch all three Sunday morning news programs that we tape every week while we're at church.  I even watch 60 minutes and tune into both Fox news and NBC news every day.  I want to vote for you.  (That will be important to the media scouts your team probably employs.  I'm hoping they will show you this.)

I want to help you.  You need help.  You need help to win.  Things are different now.  You need my vote and you need a lot of other votes from people like me.

So I'm doing my part.  I'm writing some free advise to you that I hope, I really hope, you somehow see.  Because I want you to win.

Here's today's advise.  Let us see your kindest self.  I'm pretty sure that you are a kind person.  My other friends from New York have a characteristic that I have noticed in you.  They, too, are kind people, but every time they act kindly, they either say something self-effacing or they say something sarcastic or they make a joke of some sort.  It seems to me that culturally, they have a need to balance out their obvious kindness for fear that they will seem braggadocios.

Your comment to the mom about the fussy baby in your recent rally is a great example.  When you told the mom not to worry, you had me in the palm of your hand.  I liked you.  Let us see that.  It's okay.  Because to win votes from women, we have to know that you're going to be nice to moms and babies as your life goes on. 

So easy, right?  Just let us see your nicest self.

That's the advise for today.  I'll be back tomorrow.

Thanks for listening.